No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here at University Congregational United Church of Christ. Young, old, sure of your path, or still searching — we invite you to join us in imagining love and justice – as Jesus did – and acting to change the world. We strive to walk in the path of Jesus, and to offer an authentic welcome to everyone who walks through our door. We invite visitors to wear a name-tag from the pew register folder so we may more easily greet you by name.

Our worship service starts at 10 am and includes hymns, prayers, scripture reading and a sermon. It usually lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. More information here.

Children are an important part of our community, and are welcome for all or part or the service. You will be met at the door with a warm handshake and welcome, and our friendly greeters can help direct you and answer your questions.

Wear clothes that you are comfortable in and sit on the main floor or in the balcony - wherever you feel most at ease. We look forward to welcoming you.

UCUCC Parking Map

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Parking can be a challenge in the University District! Persistence, patience and an early start are keys to success.

UW has free parking on Sundays. Enter the main campus gate at NE 45th and 17th Ave NE and turn left past the toll booth. It's about a three-block walk to the church. The UW Meany Garage at 15th Ave. NE and NE 41st St. is a five-block walk.

The church also owns three parking lots - Lot A is across the street from the church on 16th Ave. E. Lot B is beneath Sortun Court, just north of the church on the east side of 16th Ave. E. (It closes at 2 p.m.) Lot C (for those with difficulty walking, young children and visitors) is at the corner of 15th NE and NE 45th St., next to the church.

If you need to be assured of a close parking spot, you can call the church office before noon on Friday to reserve one: 206-524-2322.

We offer a complimentary "inquirers Lunch" on the second Sunday of the month for people interested in learning more about us. It is an informal session over soup, salad and dessert where you can meet others who may be on a similar spiritual journey and learn how to plug into this church community from long-term members and clergy.

We'll explore topics from history, to theology, to membership. To RSVP, or let us know about special needs (Including childcare or food sensitivities) email us at inquirers@universityucc.org or call 206-979-7539.

We are an inter-generational church and strive to be family-friendly, with an active ministry for children and youth. All ages are welcome in worship. We also offer nursery and child-care, Younger children begin the service with us and usually leave after about 15 minutes. Older children have the option of leaving for a special sermon time. Junior high and high school youth meet at 9 am and then often sit together in worship. Give us a call at 206-524-2322 for more specifics.

Hearing Impaired: Our sanctuary has an induction loop system that uses the T-Coil mode of your hearing aids. You can get the necessary equipment just before entering the Sanctuary on the right or ask any usher.

Visually Impaired: We offer each Sunday's program in large print for easier readability.

Wheelchair Access: The front entry is wheelchair accessible as are the rest rooms. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

2018

November 11: Deadline to sign up for Confirmation and OWL

November 18: Parent Orientation for OWL

November 25: Advent Breakfast

Early December: Margaret on Family Leave

December 2: Advent Workshop

December 14: Youth Group Christmas Party

9am Youth Group on break 12/23 and 12/30

December 24: Christmas Eve services at 5pm, 8pm, 11pm

 

2019

January 4-6: OWL retreat & Confirmation Retreat

January 6: 9am Youth group starts again

January 6: Parent Moving Mountains Meeting (after worship)

January 30: Teen Feed

March 6: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

February 18 – 22: Mid-Winter Break

March: Margaret returns from Family Leave

March 2: Moving Mountains

March 22-24:  Girls & Boys Retreats (Camp Indianola and Pilgrim Firs)

April 8 – 12: Seattle Spring Break

April 21: Easter Sunday, Services at 9 and 11 a.m. (no 9am youth group)

May 4: Lamb Day, Pastor Catherine’s Farm, Whidbey Island

May 19: last day of youth group

May 29: Teen Feed

June 2: Youth Worship

June 9: End of year party

 

Ongoing:

  • Junior & Senior Small group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Youth Ministry Committee meets on the 1st Monday of the month (excluding December & July. There are also exceptions when that first Monday is a holiday).

 

Summer 2019:

  • HSMT will be end of June around June 23rd – 30th (give or take a day on either end)
  • Seabeck will be July 7 – 12
  • MSMT will be mid to late July – exact dates still coming together.